Autocracy: Catherine The Great

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I shall be an autocrat: that’s my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that’s his.

Catherine the Great

The illustrations is Portrait of [the then] Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeyevna (1729-1796) by Ivan Argunov via Wikimedia
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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